[ poo-jah ]

  1. the worship of a particular god.

Origin of puja

From the Sanskrit word pūjā

Words Nearby puja

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How to use puja in a sentence

  • A quarter of an hour before the evening meal every Hindu, old or young, has to perform a "puja" before the gods.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • With the money which he had in hand he used to buy cheap tinsel wares from Calcutta before the puja holidays.

    Stories from Tagore | Rabindranath Tagore
  • The Saraswati puja was performed with great éclat and the five rupees could easily have been spared.

    Stories from Tagore | Rabindranath Tagore
  • My kinsman and myself were returning to Calcutta from our puja trip when we met the man in a train.

  • The large hall of worship formed one side of the puja mahal; on the other three sides were two-storied houses.

    The Poison Tree | Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

British Dictionary definitions for puja



/ (ˈpuːdʒaː) /

  1. Hinduism a ritual in honour of the gods, performed either at home or in the mandir (temple)

Origin of puja

from Sanskrit: worship

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